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Jennifer Lawler

Jake, yes! The shifting narration was puzzling to me. I think the author could have accomplished the reveal without being so ham-fisted with the narration. And I question whether there was any real reveal in the first place. From the beginning I knew the body in the marsh (from the prologue) was going to turn out to be Kya’s victim. I would have been willing to read along to find out why rather than the author pretending this was some astonishing secret Tate discovers at the end.

And that weird fakeout at the end, when Tate’s father dies. Would she really have let him be blamed for Chase’s death? I would have been interested to see that explored. But, “Haha! Gotcha! It’s just that his dad died!” really soured the ending for me.